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Long Beach Fire Department Receives Four New Engines

The new engines will replace those damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Photo Courtesy of BillBennettPhoto.com
Photo Courtesy of BillBennettPhoto.com

Four new fire engines were delivered to the Long Beach fire department on June 28.

The engines, which were made with stainless steel and have fiberglass doors, are meant to replace the department’s old trucks, which were damaged during and in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Besides a stainless steel exterior, which should hold up against salt water, the engines were made with raised electronics to avoid exposure to flood water, a raised air intake and exhaust and a water-resistant battery box.

Before these engines were delivered, the Chief’s Office of the department had tried for months to repair the damaged trucks to no avail. Several engines could not be fixed and in the meantime, the office was forced to borrow fire engines from other departments across the island.

pbug56 July 03, 2014 at 06:33 PM
It's good that they are not simply taking in new engines but actually adapting new engines to the realities learned from Sandy. LBFD - the best of luck with your new engines!
Eddie July 04, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Hope some fire professionals had a say in the outfitting and selection. Good luck with them and God Bless the guys who work with them. May they only bring good fortune.
jayson lace July 22, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I think it's great that the city received new trucks but they have not yet been put in to service yet since June 28. 2 sit in City Hall's parking lot and another sits outside of Maple Station. Which leaves the question did you really need them and why are you still using the borrowed engines?

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